The Chief of Staff (COS) as the senior physician, making clinical decisions, provides direct patient care, and is actively involved in the decisions that support the management of resources for WNCHCS. As such, COS is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at WNCHCS and is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive healthcare delivery system tailored to the needs of the Veteran patient population served and ultimately the quality of care and utilization of health care resources. COS serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team ensuring high quality patient care is delivered in a resource efficient manner. In addition to making clinical decisions, COS is actively involved in the management of resources for this facility. Promotes the development of health care professionals through counseling, mentoring, teaching and encouraging self-assessment. Monitors and promotes compliance with VA regulations and professional standards and ethical conduct, to include all Sexual Harassment, EEO, Diversity and Inclusion, No FEAR, and Whistleblower Rights Laws, Regulations, Policies and Procedures. Works to ensure that facility programs reflect the mission and priorities of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network. Takes an active role as a management team member, providing advice and counsel in defining and accomplishing the facility's mission and goals. Develops and maintains a good working relationship with affiliated medical school(s) and programs associated with the Medical Center; recruiting certified licensed professional staff, who are graduates of approved medical schools and ensures that appropriate staff practitioners are credentialed and privileged in accordance with VA and The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements. Monitors and ensures medical staff compliance with agency regulations, medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations, VA facility policies, pertinent TJC standards and other appropriate regulations and creates an environment of system oriented continuous quality improvement, within which programs and quality of care effectiveness are evaluated. Leads and guides clinical staff to provide quality health care to each veteran in an organized and competent manner; and embrace VHA's core values of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence, in the provision of these duties. COS functions in a collaborative partnership with the Medical Center Director, Associate Director, Associate Director for Patient Care Services (Nurse Executive) and the Assistant Director in carrying out the leadership/management responsibilities and operations of the medical center, healthcare center facilities and community-based outpatient clinic. Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: may be authorized for highly qualified candidates. Work Schedule: 7:30am to 4:00pm; Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure: Required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.